Civil and Environmental Engineering - Assistant Professor (Civil Engineering)

Carleton University

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2013-02-08

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carleton University invites applications for a preliminary (tenure-track position) at the Assistant Professor level in civil engineering with a focus in fire safety engineering.

Candidates must have a Ph.D., or be in the final stages of obtaining their Ph.D., in civil engineering or a related engineering discipline. The successful candidate must demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and possess a strong commitment to research, as reflected in their publication record. The successful candidate will have the ability to develop an externally-funded, high quality research program; will be committed to effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level; and will contribute effectively to the academic life of the Department. Synergy to establish collaborative research links with the existing members of the Department and across the University is highly desirable.

The Department is particularly interested in candidates with a strong background in structural fire engineering and its use for the design of passive fire protection systems for buildings in a performance based code environment. Experience in the use of numerical models for thermal and structural analysis of building members is essential. The Department has a world-class Fire Engineering lab that includes a 10-storey atrium and a 40m tunnel. The successful candidate will support and strengthen the leading edge research conducted in this facility.

The Department offers dynamic, innovative, and cross-disciplinary undergraduate and graduate programs leading to Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral degrees in both Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering. The Department recently introduced a new Bachelor of Engineering in Architectural Conservation and Sustainability. The Department has diverse expertise over a wide range of experimental, numerical, and analytical research areas in geotechnical, environmental, fire safety, structural and transportation engineering. Graduate programs of the department are offered through the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Civil Engineering and the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Environmental Engineering to provide further strength and opportunities. The intensive research enterprise in the department includes an NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Fire Safety Engineering, a Canada Research Chair in the Analysis and Management of Risk Associated with Civil Engineering Applications and Practices, and a Canada Research Chair in Wastewater and Public Health Engineering. The successful candidate will have access to the Department's world-class laboratories and high-performance computing facilities. Further information on the Department is available from the Web site

Carleton University is Canada's Capital University located in Canada's capital city, Ottawa, which offers a wide range of recreational and cultural activities, and is the concentration of Canada's top research and regulatory institutions including Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Wood Council, Canadian Green Building Council, and the National Research Council.

Applications with a covering letter, curriculum vitae including career objectives, educational background, employment history, research and teaching experience and interest, and the names of at least three referees should be sent to: Professor Paul J. Van Geel, Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1S 5B6, Telephone: (613) 520-5784, Fax: (613) 520-3951. Properly packaged applications (preferably a single PDF file) can be emailed to as well. Membership in a Canadian professional engineering association is required at the time of appointment or within two years of appointment. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Located in Ottawa, Ontario, Carleton University is a dynamic research and teaching institution with a tradition of leading change. Its internationally recognized faculty, staff, and researchers provide more than 26,000 full- and part-time students from every province and more than 100 countries around the world with academic opportunities in more than 80 programs of study. Carleton's creative, interdisciplinary, and international approach to research has led to many significant discoveries and creative work in science and technology, business, public policy and administration, and the arts.

Minutes from downtown, Carleton University is located on a beautiful campus in the central portion of Ottawa, bordered by the Rideau River on one side, and the Rideau Canal on the other. With over 12 national museums and the spectacular Gatineau Park close by, there are many excellent recreational opportunities for individuals and families to enjoy. The City of Ottawa itself, with a population of almost one million, is Canada's capital city and reflects the country's bilingual and multicultural character. Carleton's location in the nation's capital provides many opportunities for research with groups and institutions that reflect the diversity of the country.

Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

All positions are subject to budgetary approval.


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